Welcome to the admissions page for the Traditional Classroom Program at Escondido Charter High School. The role of the Admissions Department is to assist parents through the admissions process to ensure they select the best educational option for their students.

Traditional Classroom Program Enrollment

Because the Traditional Classroom Program at Escondido Charter High School is currently at capacity, the school is required by law to enroll students based on a lottery. The lottery for the Traditional Classroom Program 2017-2018 school year will be held on January 25, 2017. Applications for the lottery will be accepted from October 12, 2016 through January 11, 2017. Applicants must submit two proof of residency documents along with their application to the main office located at 1868 East Valley Parkway.

Admissions to the Traditional Classroom Program is not selective. All students, therefore, are encouraged to apply. For the 2017-2018 school year, the Traditional Classroom Program plans to enroll 100 freshmen. Applications for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students are also being accepted at this time. Once the lottery has taken place, parents will be informed of their student’s enrollment status.

Because providing the highest level of service is a priority for Escondido Charter High School, Ms. Judy Brooks, the Intake Cordinator, is available to answer questions, explain the lottery process, and provide families with information they need to make the best decision about their students’ education. Ms. Brooks can be reached at:

Judy Brooks
Intake Coordinator
Esconidido Charter High School

TCP Lottery Application

The School

Escondido Charter High School

Escondido Charter High School, founded in 1996, is a public school of choice located in Escondido. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Escondido Charter High School provides a safe, orderly learning environment uniquely designed to maximize the academic and personal potential of each student. In order to accomplish this goal, Escondido Charter High School offers two unique programs to meet student learning needs: The Traditional Classroom Program and the Individualized Learning Program. The following information relates to the Traditional Classroom Program. For more information about the Individualized Learning Program, please visit

The Traditional Classroom Program at Escondido Charter High School is a tuition-free, college preparatory program designed to prepare students to attend a four-year university after graduation. The program provides a full-time, classroom-based learning environment where students attend school five days a week. The program’s focus is on maintaining a rigorous curriculum, promoting academic excellence, developing young leaders, and celebrating our nation’s heritage. With an Academic Performance Index score over 900, the classroom program at Escondido Charter High School is one of the top performing high schools in the state of California. Ninety-eight percent of our students attend college after graduation. Recent graduates have attended highly selective universities such as the Air Force Academy, University of California, Berkeley, Caltech, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Stanford University.

The Student Body

Academic ExcellenceThe Traditional Classroom Program at Escondido Charter High School enrolls students by lottery. The student population is comprised of a close-knit group of thoughtful students who maintain a unique school culture characterized by high standards, integrity, and mutual respect.

The Traditional Classroom Program enrolls approximately 400 students in grades nine through twelve from Escondido and adjacent communities. The faculty and staff are committed to serving the learning needs of all students.

The Faculty

Faculty instructionThe Traditional Classroom Program faculty members, many of whom hold advanced degrees, are experts in their respective fields, skilled in their craft, and maintain a high level of professionalism. They are dedicated to their profession and their students. The Traditional Classroom Program Faculty are passionate about their subject matter, enthusiastic about teaching, and genuinely interested in each student’s development as a scholar and citizen.

The Facilities

110In August 2003, Escondido Charter High School opened its current campus, a multi-million dollar facility featuring thirty classrooms, two state-of-the-art science laboratories, four computer laboratories, a library, a 400 seat theater, a full-size gymnasium, and a full-size synthetic soccer field.

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